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Sustainable Food
An intergrated approach: 
Food, Health & environment
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"Fortunately, the strategies needed to create desired changes in nutritional and environmental patterns are often complementary and, as a whole, provide cost-effective, sustainable development for agricultural land....In addition, local strategies that seek to improve the availability of, access to and consumption of locally produced foods, particularly fruits and vegetables, also increase the interdependence and thus the social cohesion between urban and rural dwellers"

WHO Regional Publications European Series No 96 "Food and Health in Europe. A new basis for action" (pdf) p272. See Chapter 3, pp. 197-200, and p. 224, and pp. 205– 208

RELU/Reading University are investigating the Implications of a Nutrition Driven Food policy for the Countryside.

RELU Land to Mouth explores "the links between sustainable land use and the food we eat".

An Ecological Footprint, Nutritional and Economic Analysis found that a nutritionally adequate diet can be achieved with a footprtint around 23% lower than average (in Cardiff) and would also be cheaper than either organic or vegetarian alternatives.

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